Articles - Equine Welfare

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Hamilton Mounted Police get refresher course in Large Animal Rescue

After taking a large animal rescue course with Equine Guelph, the Hamilton Mounted Police have been proactively enrolling their officers in retraining.

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Notice of Appeal Filed on Behalf of Horses Transported for Slaughter

Animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, has filed an appeal in their case against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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PAWS Animal Welfare Act set to come into force on January 1

The Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act, 2019 has received Royal Assent and will come into force on January 1, 2020.

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Researchers Find Stressed Horses Blink Less, Twitch Eyelids More

How can you tell when a horse is feeling stressed? It’s all in the eyes and the way their eyelids twitch, University of Guelph researchers have discovered.

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Animal Protection Group Loses Legal Battle Against CFIA

A lawsuit filed over a year ago by the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, against the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, has been dismissed in federal court.

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New Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act in Ontario

The government has introduced The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, to replace the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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Breaking Down the $5b to Solve the US Wild Horse Problem

The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has said it will take $5 billion and 15 years to control the wild horse population in the western US.

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Horse Industry Association of Alberta Canadian Horse Wellness Expo

The Canadian Horse Wellness Expo is held each November during Farmfair International and features topics for horse owners, breeders and professionals.

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Support the Caribbean Equine Relief Effort in the Bahamas

The Caribbean Equine Relief Fund is collecting donations to help provide supplies for horse owners in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, in the Bahamas.

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Fire Prevention, Large Animal Rescue Training for First Responders

Equine Guelph has developed an excellent set of resources and facilitates training on fire prevention and large animal rescue for first responders.